標題: Tinnitus and its risk factors in the Beaver Dam Offspring Study
作者: Nondahl, David M.
Cruickshanks, Karen J.
Huang, Guan-Hua
Klein, Barbara E. K.
Klein, Ron
Nieto, F. Javier
Tweed, Ted S.
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National Chiao Tung University
關鍵字: Tinnitus;Demographics/epidemiology;Hearing conservation;Aging
公開日期: 1-May-2011
摘要: Objective: To assess the prevalence of tinnitus along with factors potentially associated with having tinnitus. Design: Data were from the Beaver Dam Offspring Study, an epidemiological cohort study of aging. Study Sample: After a personal interview and audiometric examination, participants (n == 3267, ages 21--84 years) were classified as having tinnitus if in the past year they reported having tinnitus of at least moderate severity or that caused difficulty in falling asleep. Results: The prevalence of tinnitus was 10.6%. In a multivariable logistic regression model adjusting for age and sex, the following factors were associated with having tinnitus: hearing impairment (Odds Ratio (OR) == 3.20), currently having a loud job (OR == 1.90), history of head injury (OR == 1.84), depressive symptoms (OR == 1.82), history of ear infection (men, OR == 1.75), history of target shooting (OR == 1.56), arthritis (OR == 1.46), and use of NSAID medications (OR == 1.33). For women, ever drinking alcohol in the past year was associated with a decreased risk of having tinnitus (OR == 0.56). Conclusions: These results suggest that tinnitus is a common symptom in this cohort and may be associated with some modifiable risk factors.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/14992027.2010.551220
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/8974
ISSN: 1499-2027
DOI: 10.3109/14992027.2010.551220
期刊: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY
Volume: 50
Issue: 5
起始頁: 313
結束頁: 320
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